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Preserving and Celebrating Our United Methodist Heritage in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania

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ABBOTT, MORRIS

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1837    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1837-38           New York

1838                surrender license until difficulties settled



 

ABELS, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 109

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1824    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:


1818-19           Dauphin circuit, Philadelphia Conference of ME Church


Note: William Abels was admitted on trial in the Philadelphia Conference of the ME Church in 1818, but he does not appear in any category in any subsequent year.  He is known to have visited Liberia, Africa, as a preacher in December 1831, apparently as part of an effort to return Negroes from America to Africa.


 

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1851    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1854    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1851-53           Halifax circuit

1853-55           Dauphin circuit

1855-57           Lancaster

1877                name erased

 


 

AIKMAN, JOSEPH G.

 

Born: c1839 Dayton OH                                            married: Nannie S. Hough

Died:                                                                           obit: [b. c1842]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1867   ordained, Miami Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1860-64          student, Wittenberg College in Springfield OH

1864-67          divinty student, Wittenberg College in Springfield OH

                            Miami City OH

                            Buda IL

1873-74           college chapel, Lebanon Valley College in Annville PA

1874                enters the ministry of the Congregational Church

1874-75           Lexington OH
1883-86           Red Cloud NE
1889-93           Perry IA
1893                enters the ministry of the Presbyterian Church
1893-96           Mount Ayr IA
1896-99           Humeston IA
1920                 living in Jackson MO

Note: Joseph G. Aikman served the college chapel 1873-74 while a faculty member in the Natural Sciences.


 

ALBAN, GEORGE ROBERT

 

Born: 5-28-1871  Carroll County MD                        married: Mary Haines

Died: 11-27-1947                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 350

Gibble list: no

 

1903    quarterly conference license

1905    permanent quarterly conference license, page 16

1906    license, recommended by Baltimore Otterbein Memorial [not granted, see Note]

1907    license, Allegheny Conference

1911    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead MD

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1948,65

 

1906-08           East Salem

1908-10           Mapleton

1019-12           Monessen

1912-14           Beaver Falls

1914-16           Windber

1916-18           Everson

1918-20           Herminie

1920-25           Clearfield

1925-27           Huntingdon

1927-28           Portage

1928-29           Holsopple

1929-34           Altoona Schum

1934-37           Madison

1937-39           Beaverdale

1939-40           Susquehanna

1940-45           Milton St. Peter’s

1945                retired

                            1945-47  supply, Milton St. Peter’s

 

Note: 1905,50 conditions his admission to conference upon meeting the educational requirements of the Discipline.  An amendment specifies that he be retained in the quarterly conference relation until the requirements are met.

 


 

ALBERT, A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1902    York Springs (May-Oct)

 

Note: Rev. Albert was a quarterly conference preacher who was appointed to York Springs when H.H. Yohe resigned – see Pennsylvania Conference 1902,16.

 


 

ALBERT, IRA E.

 

Born: 11-13-1868                                                        married: Mary Richards

Died: 11-6-1902  Sierra Leone, Africa                       obit: [5/26/1877 – 12/?/1973]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1895    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1899    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Africa; memorial tombstone in Shirk’s Cemetery, Lebanon County PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1903,23

 

1895-97           Sinking Spring

1897-99           Elizabethville

1899-02           superintendent, United Brethren mission is Sierra Leone

 

Note:  Mrs. Albert later married Samuel S. Hough.  The 1974 Encyclopedia of World Methodism includes an article on Mary R. Hough.

 


 

ALBRIGHT, ISAAC HUNTSBERGER

 

Born: 4-9-1853  West Fairview                                  married: Catharine Ann Uhler

Died: 4-21-1919                                                          obit: [3/12/1856-?]

Miller-Raker #: 405

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1876    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1879    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Middletown PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1919,45

 

1876-79           Manheim

1879-82           Florin

1882-85           Mt. Wolf circuit

1885-87           York First

1887                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1887-90           York First

1890-94           presiding elder Baltimore District

1894-99           Dallastown

1899                transfer to East German Conference

1899-01           Shamokin First

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-04           Lebanon Salem

1904-06           Reading Zion

1906-12           New Holland

1912-18           Middletown

1918-19           Cleona

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of Pennsylvania Conference, page 288, gives a brief biography.  I.H. Albright earned a PhD (not honorary) from Lebanon Valley College in 1893.

 


 

ALEXANDER, GEORGE VALENTINE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1960    1icense, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Neffsville

1963    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1960-63           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                            1961-62  Sugar Creek UCC in Bellbrook OH

                            1962-63  minister to youth, Dayton Miami Chapel

1963-69           Cressona-Landingville

1969-70           Cressona

1970                no longer listed

 


 

ALLENBAUGH, SAMUEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1884                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 153

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1829    license

1834    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Lower Wabash Conference 1891,4

 

1830                charter member of Hagerstown Conference

1834-35                      Staunton circuit

1835-37                      Woodstock circuit

1837-38                      South Branch circuit

1838-39           ?

1839-41                      Pendleton mission

1841-42                      no minutes

1842                withdrew

                        transfer to Lower Wabash Conference

 

Note: This surname is also rendered ALLENBACH.  It is not certain that Samuel Allenbaugh is the same “S. Allenbaugh” listed in the Lower Wabash Conference.

 


 

ALTMAN, NEHEMIAH

 

Born: 1813  Mostrach, Germany                                married: Sophia Weels

Died: 2-21-1878  Baltimore MD                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: 280

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1845    license

1846    ordained

 

Interment: Loudon Park, Baltimore MD

Obit: 1878,20

 

1845-46           Jewish Mission

1846                transfer to Scioto Conference

1853                Liverpool, Allegheny Conference

1854                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1854-55           York circuit

1855-61           Baltimore English mission

1861-62           York Springs circuit

1862-63           Alto Dale circuit

1863-66                      presiding elder York District

1866-67           presiding elder Chambersburg District

1867-68           Shopps station [Shiremanstown]

1868-70           Carlisle circuit

1870-73           Baltimore First [Old Otterbein]

1873                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference, page 18

1873-75           Baltimore Fulton Avenue

1876                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of Pennsylvania Conference, page 288, gives a brief biography.

 


 

ALWAY  [see ELWAY]

 


 

AMBROSE, WILLIAM HANBY

 

Born: 1770  MD                                                          married: Susanna B. Crum

Died: 1850  Highland County OH                             obit: [11/15/1776-2/18/1855]

Miller-Raker #: 44

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1802    license

1808    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1812                accompanies Newcomer in VA, PA, OH, KY

1815                transfer to Miami (OH) Conference

 

Note:  William’s wife Susanna is the daughter of Christian Crum (see the note in that file), and his daughter Christina married a grandson (Jacob Sonner, in Highland County OH) of George Adam Geeting.  Two of William’s sons became pastors in the Illinois Conference.


 


 

ANDREWS, DAVID HAFER

 

Born: 4-14-1928                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 718

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950    license, recommended by Upper Strasburg

1954    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1949-51                      Upper Strasburg

1951-54           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary, Dayton OH

1954-58                      Dillsburg

1958-61                      Baltimore Otterbein

1961-64                      York Fifth

1964-70                      Silver Spring Memorial

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-76                      district superintendent, Frederick District

1976-82                      Concord – St. Andrews

1982-86                      conference council director

1986-91                      coordinator, Appalachian Development Commission

1991                retired

 

Note: David Hafer Andrews is the son of Elmer Ross Andrews.  His home church was Newburg.


 

ANDREWS, ELMER ROSS

 

Born: 3-3-1900  Hagerstown MD                               married: Helen Hafer

Died: 9-19-1981  Hagerstown MD                             obit: Baltimore Conference 1984,371

Miller-Raker #: 641

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1921    quarterly conference license

1925    license, recommended by Hagerstown Grace

1930    ordained

 

Interment: Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1982,395

 

1926-28                      Mont Alto

1928-31                      Rohrersville

1931-34                      Fayetteville

1934-47                      Chewsville

1947-54                      Newburg

1954-68                      Thurmont – Deerfield

1968                retired

1969-70           Shiloh, supply

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-81           Shiloh, supply

 

Note: Elmer Ross Andrews is the father of David Hafer Andrews.

 


 

ANDREWS, HENRY W.

 

Born: 3-25-1887  near Refton PA                              married:

Died: 6-27-1909                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1907    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery, Strasburg PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1909,36

 

1907-09           student, Lebanon Valley College

 



ANKERBRAND, CHARLES MARTIN

 

Born: 1-9-1887  Franklin County                               married: Mildred E. Barnes

Died: 8-21-1964                                                          obit: Baltimore Conference 1990,413

Miller-Raker #: 623

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1923    license, recommended by Fayetteville

1927    ordained

 

Interment: Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1964,48

 

1923-29                      Biglerville

1929-33                      Winterstown

1933-49                      Waynesboro

1949-60                      Mt. Wolf

1960-64                      Williamsport MD

 


 

ANTHONY, JOHN P.

 

Born: 2-1-1843                                                            married:

Died: 3-6-1919  near Chambersburg PA                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: 346

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1865    quarterly conference license, Mechanicsburg

1867    license

1870    ordained

 

Interment: Keedysville MD

Obit: 1919,69

 

1867-68                      Ickesburg

1868-70           Path Valley

1870-73           Orrstown

1873-76           Alto Dale

1876-79                      Shopps station [Shiremanstown]

1879-80                      Newville

1880-81                      Baltimore Scott Street

1881-83                      Bendersville

1883-84           Shippensburg

1884-87           West Fairview

1887-89           Rocky Spring

1889-93           Manchester

1893-94                      St. Thomas

1894-99                      presiding elder Chambersburg District

1899-02                      York Third

1902-16                      Keedysville

1916                retired

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of Pennsylvania Conference, page 289, gives a brief biography.

 


 

APP, DONALD R.

 

Born: 2-13-1916                                                          married:

Died: 7-19-1979                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1934    quarterly conference license

1936    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Orbisonia

1938    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Rocky Mountain Conference 1980,252

 

1938-41           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

                             1938-41  Springboro OH, Miami Conference

1941-43           Wall

1943-47           Houserville

1947-61           Scottdale

1961-68           assistant direct, Adult and Men's Work [Dayton OH]

1968                transfer to Rocky Mountain Conference

1868-               Torrington CO

 



ARDELL, GAYNELL

 

Born: 1898                                                                  married: [never married]

Died: 1966                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 505

Gibble list: no

 

1926    quarterly conference license, Altoona First

1927    license, Allegheny Conference

1929    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: [Western Pennsylvania Conference 1966,29]

 

1925-28           church secretary and pastoral assistant, Altoona First

1928-43           religious education and young people’s work

1943-44           Mahaffey

1944-46           Casselman

1946-47           religious education

1947-49           New Paris

1940-55           religious education

1955                retired

 


 

ARMOR, ROBERT

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 108

Gibble list: no

 

1859    license, Allegheny Conference

1862    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:


1859-60           Tyrone

1860-61           Luthersburg

1861-63           Curwensville

1865                name erased

 

1873-74           Brookville

 


 

ARNDT, RAYMOND H.

 

Born:                                                   married:

Died:                                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 421

Gibble list: yes

 

1912    quarterly conference license

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1921    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1913-14           Waukesha, Allegheny Conference

1914-15           Bradenville, Allegheny Conference

1915                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1915-17           Bradenville

1917-20           Richfield

1920-23           Liverpool

1923-27           South Williamsport

1927-28           Jeannette

1928-29           Enders, East Pennsylvania Conference

1929-30           Fayette

1930-31           Westmoreland

1931-36           Latrobe

1936-37           without appointment

1938                located

 



ARNDT, ROBERT STEVENSON

 

Born: 4-29-1856  Annville PA                                    married: Ellen E. Peffley

Died: 6-26-1933                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Agnes Gassert

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2

Gibble list: yes

 

1879    quarterly conference license

1881    license, East German Conference

1885    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1933,17

 

1880-81           Pine Grove circuit

1881-82           Freeburg circuit

1882-83           Albany mission

1883-85           Paxinos circuit

1885-89           Tremont circuit

1889-91           Catawissa circuit

1891-95           Jonestown circuit

1895-98           Tower City

1898-01           Mt. Carmel

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-02           Mt. Carmel

1902-03           Iona

1903-04           Lickdale

1904-10           Valley View

1910-12           Allentown circuit

1912-14           Grantville circuit

1914-20           Bern circuit

1920-23           Linglestown

1923-25           Campbelltown

1925                retired

 


 

ARNFIELD, ALBERT E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

license

ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1897-98           Rosedale

1898-99           student, Lebanon Valley College

 

Note:  E.A. Arnfield served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”  He appears to have become a Presbyterian minister. 


 

ARNOLD, JAY HARTZELL

 

Born:                                                                           married: Ruth E. Warriner

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1920-22           Sinking Spring

1922-25           student, Princeton Seminary

1947-49           York Westminster Presbyterian

 

Note: Jay H. Arnold served as “others employed by the conference” while a student at Lebanon College 1918-22.  He became a Presbyterian minister.

 



ARTZ, W.H.

 

Born: 5-3-1868  Schuylkill County PA                      married: Maggie Leydig

Died: 8-25-1934  Port Matilda PA                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 270

Gibble list: yes

 

1888    quarterly conference license

1891    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1901    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Presbyterian Cemetery, Port Matilda PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1934,63

 

1891-93           Schaefferstown circuit

1893-94           Lickingville, Allegheny Conference

1894-95           Middletown, Allegheny Conference

1895                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1895-96           Berlin

1896-98           Springfield

1898-99           Dehaven

1899-00           Paychinsville

1911-12           Susquehanna

1912                Port Matilda

1912                located

 


 

ATWELL, WAYDE VINCENT

 

Born:                                                                           married: Louise _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1957    1icense, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by East Smethport

1963    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-62           Bellegrove circuit

1962-67           Highville

1967-76           Allentown Salem

1976-81           Lancaster Pearl Street

1981-85           West Willow

1985                retired

                             1995-99  Green Hill

 


 

AU      see OW

 


 

AUGHINBAUGH, HARRY ELWOOD

 

Born:                                                                           married: Joan H. _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1951    1icense, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Harrisburg Derry Street

1955    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1952-57           Mount Carmel

1957-59           Aristes-Mount Carmel

1959-69           Cleona (ending 11/1/69)

1969-73           coordinator, Conference Camps and Conferences (beginning 11/1/69)

1973-78           consultant, Conference

1978-83           Lancaster Grandview Heights

1983-94           Norristown Haws Avenue

1994                retired

 


 

AUKER, P.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 224

Gibble list: no

 

1888    license, Allegheny Conference

1891    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1888-90           Juniata

1890-93           Berlin

1893-94           Cooksburg

1894-95           Clarington

1895-97           North Jefferson

1897-99           Mahoning

1899-00           Cambria

1900-01           Dunlo

1901-02           East Freedom

1902-03           Bigler

1903-04           West Decatur

1904-05           not listed

1905-06           Susquehanna

1906-14           on leave

1914                referred to quarterly conference

 


 

AUNGST, FRANK C.

 

Born: 6-21-1892  Pine Grove PA                               married: Elizabeth Herr

Died: 9-?-1972                                                            obit: Eastern Conference 1964,120

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Ada Howard

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1981, 347

Gibble list: yes

 

1912    quarterly conference license, Pine Grove

1915    license, Lower Wabash Conference

1921    ordained, Illinois Conference

 

Interment: Hummelstown Cemetery, Hummelstown PA

Obit: 1973, 367

 

1912-15           student, Lebanon Valley College

1915-16           Wood River IL, Lower Wabash Conference

1916-17           Mt. Vernon IL, Lower Wabash Conference

1917-18           Redmon circuit, Lower Wabash Conference

1918-21           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1919        transfer to Illinois Conference

                        1919-21  Dayton OH Wagner Chapel

1921-23           Lebanon St. Paul’s, East Pennsylvania Conference

1923                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1923-24           Lebanon St. Paul’s

1924-26           Linglestown-Colonial Park

1926-47           New Holland

1947-62           Hummelstown

1962                retired

                            1962-63  West Willow

                            1963-64  Refton

                            1964-65  Shopes

1970                transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

 


 

AURANDT, JOHN DIETRICH

 

Born: 1760  Buffalo Valley, Union County               married:

Died: 4-24-1831                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 29

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1800     license

1809    ordained, German Reformed

 

Interment: Water Street

Obit:

 

1801-04                      Dreisbach German Reformed Church, Union County

1804-31           Zion German Reformed Church, Huntingdon County

1807                dismissed

 



AYRES, ALEXANDER ROBINSON

 

Born: 6-30-1865  Winterstown                                   married: Sarah Ellen Craumer

Died: 10-15-1939                                                        obit: 1933,22

Miller-Raker #: 400

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1879    quarterly conference license, Dallastown

1881    licensed

1884    ordained

 

Interment: Dallastown PA

Obit: 1940,28

 

1881-84                      Perry circuit

1884-86                      Duncannon mission station

1886-90                      Boiling Springs circuit

1890-99                      Shippensburg mission station

1899-02                      presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1902-14                      York Second

1914-22                      New Cumberland

1922-23                      Lemoyne

1923-25                      located

1925                conference superintendent July to October

1925                retired

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of Pennsylvania Conference, page 289, gives a brief biography.  Mrs. Ayers is the daughter of William H. Craumer.